Being stuck in the ego is not easy or fun. It’s only struggle. Too many thoughts. Too much thinking I should be doing anything instead of what I’m actually doing. Too much thinking I should be different than how I am.
Last night, as I went to bed consumed with too many thoughts, I used some of the tricks of the “trade” (aka sadhana), to help still my mind. I realized that whatever the current obsession of my ego was, it wasn’t worth my attention or the energy I was pouring into sustaining it. I reminded myself that we are all doing exactly what we are supposed to be doing and the only thing I can change is my thoughts.
As 2011 comes to a close and we hover on the brink of the much anticipated 2012, I am reminded of the Dan Millman quote from his book, “Way of the Peaceful Warrior.” I used to have this quote on my refrigerator. Can’t remember why I took it down. I think I need to put it back up there again…
“There is no need to search; achievement leads to nowhere. It makes no difference at all, so just be happy now!
Love is the only reality of the world, because it is all One, you see. And the only laws are paradox, humor and change.
There is no problem, never was, and never will be. Release your struggle, let go of your mind, throw away your concerns, and relax into the world.
No need to resist life, just do your best.
Open your eyes and see that you are far more than you imagine. You are the world, you are the universe; you are yourself and everyone else, too!
It’s all the marvelous Play of God.
Wake up, regain your humor. Don’t worry, just be happy. You are already free!”
Happy New Year everyone!